The Talk ED blog is a space to help turn knowledge and real experiences into positive change, as well as sharing a range of perspectives on the issues facing those affected by eating disorders.
We review all blogs and stories submitted to us to ensure they don’t contain potentially triggering content. However, as these are personal reflections of experiences with eating disorders – and sometimes other mental health issues – posts may contain themes, topics, and descriptions that you may find difficult or upsetting to read. Please do put your own wellbeing first and if you are feeling vulnerable, scroll past, return another day, or access our support services.
The festive season can feel like a daunting time, especially if you have an eating disorder. There can often be a greater focus on food, mealtimes and eating in general. Added to this, spending time with family members can be stressful especially if it’s the first...
We really believe in the power of peer support. We run two fortnightly peer support groups – one for people affected personally, and another for family, friends and loved ones. Groups are moderated by a member of our Talk ED team, providing consistency, expertise and gentle guidance. Here’re more about what to expect in a session.
As autumn is now fully upon us and the days are shorter, some of us may struggle more at this time of year. There are some important steps that we can take to try to bolster our state of mind, body and spirit. Here, we share some ideas for how to best prepare…
Submitted by Belinda from Talk ED As energy prices rise, we may have to reorganise how we spend our income or earnings. With this in mind, it may be tempting to reduce our spending on food. This may in turn fuel negative habits around restriction and other disordered...
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